The University has secured EU funding to support its students and staff to undertake study or work opportunities in Europe and internationally.
This year, the University bid for Erasmus+ Key Action 1 funding and has received €487,355 in total. This will enable Cardiff Met students and staff to travel to European countries for study and work as well as China, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Uganda and the Ukraine.
This funding will be available for 2017-2019 and will support exchange mobility until July 2019.
Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), discussed the funding results: 'We are overjoyed to receive further funding for our students and staff to reach their full potential and benefit from overseas study and work opportunities. The University is well-known for obtaining EU funding, having secured circa €30m already through Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus+, and it is great news that we can continue this trend.'
Cardiff Metropolitan University celebrates the Erasmus 30th anniversary on 26 June at its Llandaff campus where the President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison, will host an event to look back over the successes of Erasmus. The Rt Hon Carwyn jones AM, First Minister of Wales, will attend and speak at the event,
which is attracting a long list of high profile figures, later this month.